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Bill Gates partly blames Facebook, Twitter, for coronavirus spread

With coronavirus cases continuing to rise across the U.S., Bill Gates has partly laid the blame on social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, saying they can do better atcurbing the spread of misinformation about the virus.

NASA's wearable device will warn you if you try to touch your face

In an effort to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has cautioned people to avoid touching their faces. Now, NASA has taken that one step further and created a wearable device to remind people to do so.

Amazon worker dies from COVID-19

Amid the intense scrutiny on the company over working conditions at its fulfillment centers, an Amazon employee has died from COVID-19, Fox News has confirmed.

Apple's virtual WWDC to start June 22

Pushed to having a virtual conference in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Apple announced its Worldwide Developers Conference will start on June 22.

Apple unveils long-rumored sub-$400 iPhone

Apple finally unveiled the long-rumored second-generation iPhone SE, launching the sub-$400 device in a world forever changed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Elon Musk takes shot at Bill Gates, cites 'underwhelming' conversations

Following an interview where Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates revealed that he purchased a new Porsche and gave credit to Elon Musk's Tesla for pushing the car industry to go electric, Musk took a shot at the world's richest man, saying his conversations with him have been "underwhelming.

Jeff Bezos splurges, spending $255M on LA mansions

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has completed a mind-boggling combined real estate transaction, plopping down a whopping $255 million on two Los Angeles-based mansions, including the legendary Warner Estate and the estate of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Jeff Bezos splurges, spending $255M on LA properties

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has completed a mind-boggling combined real estate transaction, plopping down a whopping $255 million on two Los Angeles-based properties, including the legendary Warner Estate and the estate of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Super Bowl upset? Xbox battle predicts 49ers win

Going intoSuper Bowl LIV, theKansas City Chiefsare a slight favorite over theSan Francisco 49ers, but if the Microsoft Xbox battle is any guide, viewers might be in for an upset on Sunday.

Buttigieg says Facebook's Zuckerberg has too much power

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has too much power, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said in an interview with The New York Times editorial board that was published Thursday.

Segway shows off 'Jurassic World'-inspired 'stroller'

Segway-Ninebot, a company best known for its namesake two-wheeled personal transporter, is taking inspiration from the movies with its latest creation, the S-Pod transporting pod, based off the gyrosphere from "Jurassic World.

NASA's quieter supersonic plane gets final assembly approval

NASA announced that the final assembly of its supersonic X-plane, theX-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST), has been approved. The decision, knownas Key Decision Point-D (KDP-D), was the last hurdle before theQueSST aircraft makes its first flight in 2021.

Google defends amassing health data on millions of people

Google has come under scrutiny after a report in The Wall Street Journal noted that a newly signed cloud computing deal with a healthcare customer could give the tech giant"detailed personal-health information of millions of people across 21 states.

Apple AirPods Pro review roundup: Should you buy?

Appleunveiled its new wireless headphones, the AirPods Pro, earlier this week and judging by initial reviews, the company may have another hit product on its hands.

Google Pixel 4 review: A mixed bag

Google's Pixel 4 is a solid smartphone for any Android user and while it's not going to make me switch from being an iPhone guy, it does offer a few benefits over the competition.

Yahoo data breach settlement: How to collect up to $358

If you had a Yahoo account between 2012 and 2016, you may be entitled to compensation as the tech giant looks to settle a class-action lawsuit against it after it suffered several data breaches.